Pediatric Teaching Materials
- Orientation to Pediatrics
This is a video produced by COMSEP to be used as an introduction to working with pediatric patients.
- Dr. Tunnessen's Physical examination videos
An edited version of the examination of the heart and lung in an infant, starring Dr. Walter Tunnessen.
- Pediatric FlipBoard Book
This online magazine was created by the clerkship director to provide easy access to over 50 online sites with pediatric content.
- Review Materials for Step 2 CS
Guidelines from NBME regarding the standardized patient examination. Also see the practice materials regarding the note.
"It is a happy talent to know how to play."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Qstream uses daily e-mailed questions as a technique for teaching and learning. There is evidence to suggest that this technique improves long-term retention. The Department of Pediatrics, with the generous support of the Upstate Foundation, has purchased access to this online resource and has created courses for use in teaching students, residents, faculty and staff.
Courses consist entirely of questions and answers. They are sent to you in small amounts (typically 1 or 2 a day) on a regular schedule via email, the Web or RSS. They can be accessed from a desktop browser or a mobile device such as an iPhone or iPad.
Questions repeat based on your answers. The sequence of questions will adapt based on your answers. To improve retention, questions typically repeat several times. Get a question wrong and it repeats sooner. Get it right one or more times in a row and it is retired from the course. Retire all questions to complete the course.
A 5 question course, Child Abuse Recognition, is now available on upstategolisanopeds.qstream.com To sign up, please register first (free) for the Qstream site and then sign in to our Golisano site.
If you are interested in creating a new Q-Stream course, please Contact Dr. Ann Botash for more information.
"Life is more fun if you play games."
Our residents and faculty advocate for the needs of children through various efforts. If you are interested in participating in these or other child advocacy projects, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Nelsen.
This reference map resource for locations and information regarding community resources for children was created as part of a summer research project with the mentorship of Dr. Nelsen.
"No child should ever be too sad to play."
Fourth Year Resources
- Information for Fourth Year Upstate Medical Students: Planning a Residency in Pediatrics
Peds Points Blog
- The Peds Points Blog, developed by Dr. Botash, is available to all medical educators and is provided specifically for Upstate's pediatric clerkship preceptors. The blog offers "shared wisdom from Upstate's pediatric clerkship" through teaching tips, resources, news and announcements. Student feedback and changes to our clerkship program will be summarized regularly and posted on this blog. Please sign up for emails to alert you of blog activity! http://blogs.upstate.edu/pedspoints/.